Former Manchester United manager, Louis Van Gaal, has said he’s suffering from prostrate cancer.
Van Gaal will be leading the Dutch national team to the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Speaking up on the ailment on RTL’s show ‘Humberto’ on Sunday evening, the Dutchman said he’s, however, receiving treatment and hopes to be better soon.
“I think you don’t tell people you work with like that because it might influence their choices, their decisiveness, so I thought they shouldn’t know,” Van Gaal said.
“You don’t die from prostate cancer, at least not in ninety per cent of the cases.
“It is usually other underlying diseases that kill you. But I had a pretty aggressive form, and got irradiated 25 times. Then you have a lot of management to do in order to go through life.
“I did have preferential treatment in the hospital. I was allowed in through the back door when I went to an appointment and was immediately pushed into another room. I have been treated wonderfully.
“You will of course tell your friends and relatives about it. The fact that nothing has come out yet also says something about my environment. That’s great.”